The best free disk imaging program: a comparative analysis (updated)

What is the best way to safeguard your computer and undo a system disaster? Most would agree that is done best by making a ...

The best freeware file manager: a comparative analysis

File management in Windows (browsing, viewing, copying, deleting files etc) is an area where Windows Explorer is not sufficient for many people. Explorer lacks several...

ICSI Netalyzr – Know your Connection

ICSI Netalyzr is a service maintained by the Networking Group at the International Computer Science Institute, an affiliate with the University of California, Berkeley ...

How to download the Favicon from any site

Favicons are very small icons that typically display a site’s logo or brand. These are familiar to everyone who has every bookmarked a URL,...

How to eject a USB drive when Windows doesn’t want to

Here’s a quick description of how you can use "Unlocker",one of my favorite freeware programs, in order to safely remove a USB or external...

Loomis Faceworx: model a 3D head from two 2D images

Looxis Faceworx is a free 3D modeling program that can construct a textured 3D model of a person’s head out of two 2D photos...

A comparison of FREE Cloud Storage Services

Now that the biggest tech companies in the world are taking aim at Dropbox (with Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon all offering their own cloud...

Add thumbnail previews to PDF files in Windows with PDF Preview

Adobe Acrobat Reader is one of the first things most people install on a computer, but one thing which I do not understand is...

Display your Kindle ebook covers as thumbnails in Windows with Mobihandler

I recently wrote about a software that displays image thumbnails rather than icons for all manner of common and obscure image files (here). If...

Zip2Fix: extract undamaged files from a corrupt ZIP archive

I’ve been waiting to test a couple of freeware ZIP archive recovery apps for some time. And then, it finally happened (oh joy); I downloaded...

SingleInstance: allow only one running instance of a program

Have you ever launched a program and started working with it only to discover that there’s another instance of it running in the background?...

The Best Free Compression / ZIP program: a comparison

A Zip/compression program is an essential fixture on any computer. There are so many excellent free compression apps that I am always astounded when...

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The Best Free Antivirus for Windows – January 2016

I have been looking into the question of which free antivirus is the best for almost 10 years now, and the only way to...

“The Bafflement Fires” – an experimental game designed to manipulate your world view

We’ve always been interested in the intersection between games and art, and have written up a number of games by Jason Nelson exploring the...

Get cloud access to anything on your PC, with TackaCloud’s ‘Personal Cloud’

Although Dropbox and other cloud services have gotten us used to accessing our files anywhere from the cloud, somehow there is always that important...

Introducing: The Ballerina Monsters

Are you missing Freewaregenius and wondering what we’ve been doing for the past several months? One project I’ve been working on is: “The Ballerina...